Tag "Research and Discoveries"

A recent study shows that weight loss surgery increases the amount of HDL “good” cholesterol and improves HDL function in severely obese teenage boys. “We already knew that weight loss surgery improves weight and cholesterol numbers. This new research shows › Continue Reading

Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s studied a transcription factor called FOXF1 to develop an experimental drug that one day could treat severe lung damage. “A small molecule compound we developed efficiently stabilizes the FOXF1 protein in cell cultures and mouse lungs, › Continue Reading

Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s and Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University found a possible treatment for spinal cord injury-induced immune suppression syndrome using chemogenetics. The scientists used the chemogenetics to silence the signaling transmissions from interneurons that trigger › Continue Reading

In a recent study, researchers including Taosheng Huang, MD, PhD, director, Mitochondrial Disorders Program, found that induced pluripotent stem cell lines had elevated levels of somatic mitochondrial mutations. In Cell Stem Cell, the researchers argue that stem cells should be › Continue Reading

Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s discovered that a child’s body mass index (BMI) can be used to determine whether or not a child is likely to develop severe obesity as early as six months old. “We recommend that pediatricians start to › Continue Reading

John Hutton, MD, urges parents to read books aloud to their children for at least 15 minutes a day. Hutton’s research shows significant differences in brain MRIs between children whose parents read aloud to them often and children whose parents › Continue Reading

The new Clinical Sciences Pavilion, which opened last summer, is a major investment in the future of research and innovation at Cincinnati Children’s. The exciting work being done there will lead to new innovation benefiting patients, attracting  more top talent › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s is partnering with St. Xavier High School and Moeller High School’s football teams to conduct a study on a collar-like device to prevent concussions. It puts light pressure on the jugular vein to increase the cranial blood volume, › Continue Reading

A drug that eases some of the painful symptoms of sickle cell anemia in children might also help prevent one of the worst symptoms, stroke. As reported in MedPage Today and other news outlets, a two-year clinical trial led in › Continue Reading

A new study in Pediatrics found that parents caring for children discharged from the hospital have a difficult time transitioning home and report significant stress and feeling as if they’re “in a fog.” This may make it harder for parents › Continue Reading

A recent study by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that antibiotics in animal feed contribute to antibiotic resistance in humans, especially children. “Antibiotic resistance is becoming a bigger and bigger problem, both in kids and adults, so much so › Continue Reading

A recent Cincinnati Children’s study found that taking statin drugs may interfere with the effectiveness of flu vaccines. Statins are cholesterol lowering drugs used by a high percentage of elderly people who are already more vulnerable to the flu. “Apparently, › Continue Reading

A new computer program from the lab of Long (Jason) Lu, PhD, may predict which patients will benefit from a cochlear implant. The program uses functional brain MRIs to look at two different regions in the brain to determine whether › Continue Reading

Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s discovered a new cell type that appears to drive life-threatening food allergies. The findings may explain why some people get severe allergic reactions and others do not. The discovery could provide insights into new therapeutic strategies › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s Innovation Fund invested more than $1 million in five research projects with potential for commercial applications. Two other research projects received funding from the Alexion Rare Disease Innovation Fund. Congratulations to award recipients: John Pestian, PhD, MBA, Daniel › Continue Reading

Parents have always been encouraged to read to their kids during early childhood, and, now, research from Cincinnati Children’s has solid results that prove its benefits. The research was presented on Saturday, April 25, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual › Continue Reading

Asthma is a frustrating condition for patients, parents and doctors alike, for many different reasons. From my perspective, it’s frustrating because not all patients respond well to treatment; in fact, 40-70% of patients do not respond optimally to the treatments › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel are working to take some of the complication out of inserting needles into blood vessels, alleviating some of the common mistakes (not to mention fear) associated with needles. They hope to › Continue Reading

Dr. Jun Ma of Cincinnati Children’s is working with colleagues to understand one of the most intriguing questions in animal development – scaling – or the proportionality of body parts. In a new paper published in Nature Communications, Dr. Ma and › Continue Reading

Doctors at Cincinnati Children’s think they may have found a way to prevent pregnancy complications like stillbirth and prematurity. Dr. Sing Sing Way says microbes in a woman’s immune system can cause her body to not only block infection, but to also › Continue Reading

Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s and the University of Cincinnati will begin clinical trials to determine whether Epidiolex, a drug processed from marijuana plants, can help ward off seizures in people with epilepsy. Dr. David Neal Franz, associate director of clinical › Continue Reading

A national survey of pediatricians and family doctors has shown that parents are asking to delay their kids’ vaccinations, and Dr. Robert Frenck of Cincinnati Children’s the Associated Press this could spread disease. Dr. Frenck, an infectious diseases specialist at Cincinnati › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s and the Cincinnati Boychoir have partnered to study how a boy’s voice changes during puberty, with an emphasis on how to better teach young men to steer their voices during that change in their lives. About 20 Boychoir › Continue Reading

Dr. Elaine M. Urbina, director of the Preventive Cardiology Program at Cincinnati Children’s, was quoted in a Reuters Health article about a Finnish study’s findings that stable, healthy children grow up to have better heart health as adults. Visit Yahoo! News for › Continue Reading

Cincinnati Children’s published a study in conjunction with another leading children’s hospital that urges doctors to use oral antibiotics rather than intravenous antibiotics to treat osteomyelitis in children. “Complications that come with using (catheter) lines include blood clots and sepsis, › Continue Reading